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Nokia Lumia 735 review

Nokia would like as many people as possible to get a Windows Phone in their hands and enjoy the experience. In fact Microsoft would also like that as it helps build out their platform even further, which is why the two companies working together under the Microsoft brand

Would you buy a phone with “Microsoft” on the front?

Here’s a question for your Friday morning. Imagine yourself in a mobile phone shop. To your right there’s a stack of iPhones with the instantly-recognisable Apple logo. To your left, some Galaxy handsets with the Samsung branding. Then, in the centre, a phone with this written on

Nokia. Thank you for the memories.

Bear with me here, because I’m in a rather strange mood after listening to a pirate radio DJ shouting “Oh my days” several times this morning and “Oi Oi” quite a lot. I think it’s gone to my head. Nokia, as you’ll know already, is dead. We

Is Lumia Emerald the next firmware update?

The thing about rumours is that it’s nigh on impossible to prove or disprove them at the time and afterwards, when reality bites, most people won’t apologise for misleading. Take this one with a large pitch of salt but the next version of firmware to hit Lumia

Argos to start selling budget Windows phones and tablets

Who doesn’t love Argos, particularly the newly revamped shops with annoying and hard to use touchscreen ordering iPads?  Now the favourite of the High Street has started to sell Bush Windows phones and tablets. These are no high-end models but are firmly entrenched at the budget end of the

OnePlus rumoured to be producing a Windows Phone.

Chinese phone manufacturer OnePlus is believed to be releasing another device – possibly the OnePlus Two in early 2015. Following a recent meeting with Microsoft, it’s rumoured that they could be considering using the Windows Phone operating system. In a recent interview with India’s Economic Times they

Lumia Denim update coming soon

One of the most exciting things about getting a new phone is checking the latest version of the OS.  On Windows Phone this takes two forms: the OS version (currently 8.1) and, if you’re running a Lumia phone, the firmware version.  Cyan is still being pushed out

Surely it’s about time for a new 41 Megapixel camera from Nokia

In my eyes the modern camera phone market things are becoming a little bit stagnant. Most new phones arrive to a fanfare of propaganda about how the camera performs amazingly in low light, when being moved around and that it takes video unlike any other device, ever.

Lumia 830 released today

  The first pre-orders for the Lumia 830 are being despatched today.  Last week we detailed some of the prices for the phone, but for anyone looking to purchase it the best deal at the moment is with, wait for it, Woolworths.  Yes, the long forgotten face

Windows Phone on the cheap from a company we’ve never heard of

Budget Windows phones have previously performed pretty well for Microsoft and now there’s a phone company called “BLU” selling cheap Windows Phone devices (or Windows phones as I guess we have to call them now) on Amazon. The first device is called the “Win HD” and has

Hands on with the Lumia 930 camera

A decent camera is something most of us want, myself included. Let’s not forget that we used to use small 5 megapixel lenses that would never be able to replace a point and shoot camera. Thankfully Nokia were one company who decided to focus on this area,

Nokia 735 gets official pricing and release date

Yesterday we brought you news that the Lumia 735 was available to pre-order SIM free, today we have received official confirmation of the launch date from Microsoft – the 2nd of October. In case you missed it, the 735 is the 4G version of the 73x range,

Microsoft continues killing off Nokia name

It seems that Microsoft have started the process of moving the business and branding from Nokia to Microsoft directly. If you head over to Nokia’s UK website you now get redirected to Microsoft’s own website. This doesn’t come as a complete surprise, there have been rumours that

Lumia 930 free wireless kit offer back on

For those who are happy to forsake the Glance and Micro-SD features on the soon-to-be-available Lumia 830, the superior-specced (is this a word?) Lumia 930 has had a price drop and the offer of a free wireless kit revitalised.  When it was first released in the summer

New Lumia handsets now available to pre-order

Released at the start of September at the IFA conference in Berlin was the Lumia 735 and the Lumia 830.  Microsoft promised that these would be available for September.  These phones were beginning to look like the yeti – much discussed but rarely seen in public –

Windows phones, minus the Phone

Picked up by Neowin, this is a small peek at a new phone by a company called My Go. The handset itself should be the bigger story here, but no. It’s what’s missing. The unreleased smartphone is a 4.7″ device powered by Windows Phone 8.1 but, as

Goodbye Nokia.

I’m always banging on about it, but brand is a major fact when people are buying a phone. Buy an iPhone and the Apple logo on the back is part of what you’re after. Say “Nokia” to someone and, unfortunately, a lot of people will think of

What’s next for innovation?

Innovation is a much abused word these days, manufacturers toss the word around like many other clichéd words and phrases in their press releases and promotional materials, sales reps blurt it out regarding every last tiny feature whatever they are trying to sell has. Even I’m contributing

Nokia Lumia 830 and Lumia 735 – Up close

We took a detailed look at the new Windows Phone handset on Thursday but our friends at PhoneDog have got a great hands-on demo showing the device in action. Equipped with that PureView 10 megapixel camera, the Lumia 830 is just 8.5mm thick and has a solid